Hello, hello and welcome 2019!
This is the first year in a few where I haven’t made a new year’s resolution that’s directly art-related. For the last two years I’ve had the goal to be creating more and upskilling myself. You know what? I really do feel like I’ve achieved it. For the first time since I left school (when I was doing art every single day for a solid few hours) I feel like I can create work to the same standard as I could then. That’s not to say that I never make mistakes, but I no longer feel like I’m playing catch up with my former self.
To celebrate, I think I can graduate to the next level of creative new year resolutions. This year, my aim is to start selling art/creative pieces. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not to make any money. It’s to have a new kind of pressure and accountability to keep the creative fire flaming that’s a bit more tangible than just upskilling myself.
The other, much better, reason is that I can do it with my friend! She makes fabulous embroidery, and since I’ve recently moved back to London we can actually spent much more time together, which bring profound joy. We had an art afternoon before Christmas and it was one of the most lovely days I’ve had in ages.
I’ll of course be recording our progress, but we’ll still be figuring out how to make the logistics of it work. I’ll update you all with new projects soon. In the meantime, let me know of any creative resolutions you’ve made.
Happy New Year!